Another undeclared war on the taxpayers dime? Anyone know who much is being wasted on Syria? via U.S. to Focus on Forcibly Toppling Syrian Government – NYTimes.com.
The Obama administration has for now abandoned efforts for a diplomatic settlement to the conflict in Syria, and instead it is increasing aid to the rebels and redoubling efforts to rally a coalition of like-minded countries to forcibly bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad, American officials say.
Who are the rebels? German intelligence reports al-Qaeda all over Syria and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, “says there are about 300 different rebel groups in Syria and as many as one-fourth may be Al-Qaeda supporters.” There’s plenty more evidence as well and as we previously posted, the U.S. is fighting on the same side as three terrorist groups in Syria.
Administration officials insist they will not provide arms to the rebel forces. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are already financing those efforts. But American officials said that the United States would provide more communications training and equipment to help improve the combat effectiveness of disparate opposition forces in their widening, sustained fight against Syrian Army troops. It’s also possible the rebels would receive some intelligence support, the officials said.
Does anyone trust administration officials? If they aren’t providing arms directly to rebel forces they are providing to the Saudi’s and Qatar anyway, who then arm the so-called rebels.
By enhancing the command-and-control of the rebel formations, largely by improving their ability to communicate with one another and their superiors and to coordinate combat operations, American officials say they are seeking to build on and fuel the momentum of the rebels’ recent battlefield successes.
“You’ll notice in the last couple of months, the opposition has been strengthened,” a senior Obama administration official said Friday. “Now we’re ready to accelerate that.” The official said that the hope was that support for the Syrian opposition from the United States, Arab governments and Turkey would tip the balance in the conflict.
Obama ushering in the Muslim Brotherhood in yet another country. Remember, Obama started his reign with a speech in Egypt insisting the Muslim Brotherhood attend.